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Recall on park brake problem

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by steeve, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. steeve

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    For those of you with a park brake release problem in reverse, it's where the park brake does not always auto release when moving off in reverse.

    Mine went in last week, there is apparently a recall with a programme update, mine is now fine and works every time.
     
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  3. Daveotto

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    Good intel - thanks

    Thought mine had developed this at the weekend but the clever little beast realised the driver side door was not properly closed
     
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    Will it apply to new cars do you think or will they have applied the fix to cars in the build queue?
     
  5. h5djr

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    I think that's something I will have to remember ask my dealer on Friday.
     
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    Thanks Dave let us know!
     
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    When I visited mine after they had it delivered, they said they put new updates on cars as part of pdi. Cars turn up to the dealer in safe mode to stop them being thrashed in transport, updating them is how they get rid of safe mode.

    Dunno how true that is but that's what I was told.
    The dis did have other stuff on it other than what we see everyday including battery charge level.
     
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    Oddly enough I had exactly this issue today - then I realised the door wasn't shut properly :)
     
  9. Scott

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    The parking brake can be a pain when moving into or out of the garage etc and not putting my seatbelt on.
     
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    Surely no harder than an old fashioned hand brake?
     
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    The software update is also a fix for the fault of the handbrake releasing when lifting up the clutch when in neutral - Basically the car thought you were trying to pull away even though it was in neutral and was auto-releasing. Rolled back a couple of times on a hill as the sequence i did was - handbrake on, foot off brake, out of gear, clutch up. - but as i was bringing clutch up, car thought i was trying to pull of so relased handbrake! Very scary first time it did this. If it wasnt for the mrs noticing, could of been worse.

    It came out a few weeks ago as when i took my car back for the fault, they contacted audi germany which they then came up with a software update to resolve this. When this was released my car was booked back in straight away and its solved it perfectly.
    My dealership were extremely kind about this and offered to provide me with a loan car untill the update was released and they had no idea whether it was going to take weeks or months. I obviously said no as i didnt want my car sat in a car park rusting away but thumbs up to Audi for the service.
     
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    I'm so used to it engaging/disengaging automatically that it catches me out when I don't have my seatbelt on as it doesn't do it then.
     
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    Not heard about it being a recall, but mine is going in for it on Monday anyway.
     
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    Anyone got a TPI number or Bulletin reference for this?

    And does it apply to manual and/or S-tronic?


    Thanks
     
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    The handbrake update applies to S-tronic as well - mine was done last week whilst the car was in to diagnose the 1.8T/2.0T metallic rattle/ rustle noise 1500-3000 rpm (see separate thread).

    I haven't noticed any differences though, partly a some of the manifestations are on Manual only and I hadn't had any issues before the update.

    John.
     
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    Mine had a software update done on Monday, while it was in for something else (a fly in the light cluster!).

    Dunno what the update was for this time, but the paperwork says 'Service Campaign 45D3'.

    It's the second update my car has had since June last year - the first was to do with the reach of the xenons.

    Cheers, Paul.
     
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    Mine's going in for this on Monday, I'm wondering whether to give my car a clean tomorrow so they don't try and attack it with a sponge while it's in there!
     
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    Whenever I don't want the dealer to wash my car, I place a sign in the dashboard saying something like, "Please don't wash, special treatments applied", seems to work ok.
     
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    Yeh, I don't think they'd believe me though looking at the state of my car at the moment :p
     
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    Car is in for the update... I too was told there is now a recall for the same problem. They've given me an A6 3.0 TDI Multitronic S-Line Avant to play with for a couple of days :) Seems to have all the options ticked - ACC, Lane Assist, Side Assist, Park Assist (though no reversing camera which is odd)
     
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    Dave, any update?
     
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    I pick my car up today, looking forward to it. The A6 is relatively nice, but it's a massive PITA to park in my space at work (which is a parallel parking space) due to it's size, and I don't think all that much of the multitronic gearbox.
     
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    Yes, sorry I should have came back earlier. When I mentioned it I was told that, as part of the PDI process, they check if there are any outstanding software updates that should be applied and if there are they apply them. So I assume that, if it was not applied before it left the factory, it would have been applied at that stage.
     
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    Oh, and I find the auto box a pain to park with as well. Someone on here said it a while ago and I know exactly what they mean now - it's all stop-start. Putting a tiny amount of pressure on the brakes causes the whole car to stop, so you let go and then have to tap the accelerator to get it going again, then you apply a bit of brake to stop it getting too fast and it stops... over and over again! Maybe it's something you get used to and learn to control but I'm certainly finding it a pain.
     
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    The start/stop and s-tronic on the A3 are much more sophisticated and certainly on mine I can easily parallel park without the engine stopping at all during the process. The A6 has the multi-tronic rather than the s-tronic which is be replaced on the newer models by the s-tronic. When the next A4 is released in 2015 there will be no multi-tronic versions on s-tronic
     
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    Oh I don't mean that the engine stopped, just that the car did. I couldn't seem to regulate the pressure to a point that gave me a continuous slow speed - it was either too quick or the car stopped with the tiniest change in pressure. I agree it could be something to do with the multitronic box (which I'm less impressed with than I have been with S-tronic)
     
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    I have only ever driven one Audi with a multi-tronic gearbox. That was an A4 back in 2004 and thought it was horrible. If I had to choose between a multi-tronic and a manual even I would choose the manual. Thank heavens VW came up with the s-tronic.:)
     
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    Well, after all that the problem is still there on mine. Not really sure what they actually did while testing to conclude that it works, but if you make all the actions to move off (press clutch and then bring it up with a bit of accelerator) but in neutral, both the parking brake and the hold assist brake will release every time.

    Will have to phone them back tomorrow!
     
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    The only difference I can see with the OP and my issue is that perhaps there was no accelerator pedal applied in the former?
     
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    Confirmed (for me at least) - if you don't touch the accelerator, it's fine (though I didn't test this before so may have been fine then too). If you touch the accelerator slightly (doesn't have to be much) as you bring the clutch up, as though you are pulling away, the brake comes off.
     

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